Janet Taylor Lisle is the author of many novels for children, including the Newbery Honor book, AFTERNOON OF THE ELVES; THE ART OF KEEPING COOL; HIGHWAY CATS; SIRENS AND SPIES; FOREST; and A MESSAGE FROM THE MATCH GIRL (from the Investigators of the Unknown series). She lives with her family on the coast of Rhode Island.
Margaret Ogren, February 5, 2008 (view all comments by Margaret Ogren)
In this wonderful book about cliques, friendship, honesty and poverty, two very different girls begin a tenuous friendship. Both girls and boys will be fascinated with the intricate elf-village created from rocks, leaves and found items. The book runs deep. Terrific for ages 8 to 12.
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